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Exploring the lives of the rich and famous of Springfield’s past, the Springfield Museums’ newest exhibit is made up of items demonstrating the luxury with which Victorian-era elite lived their lives. Explore the exhibit to use material culture as a lens for learning about the people behind Springfield’s 19th century economic success!

Magic of the Victorian Era in the Berkshires Family Day at the Susan B. Anthony Museum Saturday, July 28th in Adams, MA Did you know that Adams was once home to an important female historical figure? ¬†Susan B. Anthony was born there, and the town is now home to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum! The museum, opened in 2010, is located in the home that Anthony spent her childhood in, and… Read More

Victorian Holiday Traditions & Events Did you know that many of our holiday customs have origins from the Victorian era?¬† From Christmas trees decorated with candies and fruits and presents placed under the tree, to plum pudding and Wassail, many of our modern day traditions can be traced back to the Victorian age. Christmas in the 1800’s was authentic, and celebrations weren’t distracted by commercialization as our modern day Christmas observances can… Read More

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